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 Post subject: 15 / BD 9 The Cremator
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:12 am 
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I suspect that, based on the additional extras and the improved master, Second Run would be able to sell a significant number of copies of an upgraded DVD as well as a BluRay. Whether it would be worth going to the expense of mastering a DVD as well as a BluRay would have to be taken into consideration, of course, but I think it would be worth Second Run looking into it.


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 Post subject: Re: 15 The Cremator
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:45 pm 
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SR's newsletter describes this release as the first in a series of upgrades for some of their most popular titles.


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 Post subject: Re: 15 The Cremator
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:13 pm 
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I dearly hope Makk's Love is receiving serious consideration for a BD-upgrade


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 Post subject: Re: 15 The Cremator
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:56 pm 
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Ribs wrote:
SR's newsletter describes this release as the first in a series of upgrades for some of their most popular titles.

And with Herz's short for Pearls of the Deep included as an extra.
Second Run Newsletter wrote:
Available for the first time anywhere on Blu-ray, our release will contain a host of extra special features including the world-premiere release of Herz's 1965 debut, the short film The Junk Shop, originally to have been part of the omnibus film Pearls of the Deep from stories by Bohumil Hrabal. In addition, our Blu-ray will also feature a new audio commentary by critic and editor Kat Ellinger and an introduction by the exceptional Quay Brothers. The Cremator Blu-ray will be available from December 11.


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 Post subject: Re: 15 The Cremator
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:47 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 15 The Cremator
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:54 am 

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THE CREMATOR Blu-ray now just £13.30 pre-order at
Amazon UK

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cremator-Blu-r ... 8&qid=&sr=


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 Post subject: Re: 15 The Cremator
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:49 am 
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A tiny quibble about the extras - The Junk Shop was included on the Czech DVD of Pearls of the Deep, so it's not technically a world premiere. However, it undoubtedly is the world premiere release of an English-friendly version, and very possibly in any medium including 35mm.


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 Post subject: Re: 15 The Cremator
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Full details of this release now up at our website


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:40 am 

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THE CREMATOR Blu-ray is OUT TODAY!
First reviews at Backseat Mafia: "clever, disturbing and powerful expressionistic horror"

5-star review at Psychotronic Cinema

Still just £13.30 at Amazon UK
2-for-£25 at HMV UK


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:43 am 

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"THE CREMATOR is a demented and twisted film that is an absolute essential to watch for any fan of the Czech New Wave or the Left Bank that Herz emerged from, like his contemporaries Jan Švankmajer and Eduard Grecner. Honestly, this makes the works of Michael Haneke and Lars von Trier look like farcical comedies in comparison. This Second Run Blu-Ray is must have for the holidays"
Aidan Fatkin reviews at The Geek Show


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:54 am 

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"This is a very impressive release... a giant leap over the SD transfer of over 11 year ago. It is significantly sharper, has beautifully layered contrast, exports depth and looks great in-motion. Wow... With the commentary and Podcast THE CREMATOR gains a whole new appreciation and the 1080P visuals dynamically augment the viewing experience. What a deeply layered, entertaining and visually appealing film. Bravo to Second Run - one of the most impressive releases of the entire year... and it's Region FREE! Our highest recommendation!"
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